How We Work

Since 1970, Resources for Human Development has provided a wide range of human services for the most vulnerable members of our society. People with developmental disabilities, mental illness, addictions, and homeless individuals and families have all benefited from the compassionate care and support provided through RHD programs.

RHD’s mission is to provide caring, effective, and innovative services that empower people of all abilities as they work to achieve the highest level of independence possible and build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

Each year, RHD provides essential day and residential services to more than 30,000 individuals, while RHD’s community health centers provide care to more than 20,000 patients.

RHD strives to develop programs that demonstrate innovation, effectiveness, caring, flexibility, and efficiency. Governmental agencies, private groups, and individuals come to RHD with needs and ideas. RHD provides program planning and implementation expertise, ongoing programmatic and technical assistance and financial and administrative support.

At Resources for Human Development, our clients achieve the highest level of independence possible and build their most successful lives; our donors, founders and partners have the greatest impact on their communities; our employees build careers they can be proud of. No one does it alone, At RHD, you’re our partner. And when our partners, donors, funders, caring staff, and the individuals we serve all come together to create a community called RHD, we work together to change people’s lives.

And Together, We’re Better.

Individuals, Families & Caregivers

Individuals, Families & Caregivers

At Resources for Human Development, we promote independence, rehabilitation and community participation. You’re not just our client. You’re our partner. We work together to develop life plans, helping people of …

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Private Donors & Foundations

Private Donors & Foundations

Thousands of people in RHD programs across the country gain the support and encouragement they need to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Their milestones and …

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Government Agencies

Government Agencies

Resources for Human Development’s long history of innovative and individualized care, backed by the expertise of elite people in their fields, has always made us a preferred partner of state …

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National Impact. Local Approach.

Resources for Human Development is based in Philadelphia, where the Central Office provides fiscal supervision, management oversight, support and encouragement, and technical assistance to its programs. While many of our programs operate locally, RHD provides an array of services across the country.